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UA Team Wins First Place in National Big Beam Competition

A team of students from The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering recently placed first in the 2022 Engineering Student Design (Big Beam) Competition.


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: September 16, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

Moradkhani Named Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology

Dr. Hamid Moradkhani, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has been named the 2023 Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 29, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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AWI Names Second Class of Faculty Fellowship Recipients    /  UA News

The program recognizes UA faculty for outstanding research, extension and education programs that significantly advance UA’s interdisciplinary water-related communities of science.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 28, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

Crimson Racing Team Speeds to Impressive FSAE Finish

The University of Alabama Crimson Racing team recently finished in fifth place overall out of 120 registered teams at the 2022 International Formula SAE® series competition (FSAE) at Michigan International Speedway.


Author: Brinkley Pearce    /    Published: June 16, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students,    /    Features:     

UA Robotics Team Claims Another Title    /  UA News

Once again UA’s student team dominated an annual NASA robotics competition, claiming its seventh title in a row and eight out of the past nine championships.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Assistant Professor Wins 2022 UA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) O’Harra, an assistant professor and chemical engineer spearheading the Engineering Positive and Intentional Change (EPIC) Scholars Program, has been selected by The University of Alabama Graduate School as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award.


Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: May 24, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff,   

Engineering Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship    /  UA News

A doctoral student has become the first University of Alabama student ever chosen for the highly selective Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 17, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Student Earns Hollings Scholarship    /  UA News

UA student Kittson Hamill of Huntsville is the recipient of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students, UA News   

Dr. Jeff Gray Named as Member of Inaugural IEEE Distinguished Contributors

Dr. Jeff Gray, director of the Randall Research Scholars Program and a professor in the UA College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science, has been named an inaugural Distinguished Contributor…


Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: May 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:   ,   

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Indy Autonomous Challenge Racecar Sets New Autonomous Land Speed Record At Historic Kennedy Space Center    /  indyautonomouschallenge.com

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) racecar, a Dallara AV-21 programmed by team PoliMOVE from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and the University of Alabama (USA), set a new land speed world…


Source: indyautonomouschallenge.com    /    Published: April 28, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.